Siituated on the banks of the river Yamuna of , Agra is the most popular destination in India. This city which was built during 1475 had existed during Mahabharat period and Mahirshi Angira in 1000 BC. Interstingly the city came into prominence only during the Mughal period. Agra always attracts large number of tourists for the beauty of the Mughal architecture most notably is one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal. This place is stunning to view at night for the multi-colored lighting.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Agra. Some of them are Hotel Raj Bed & Breakfast (Tariff – Rs.800), Grand Hotel Agra (Tariff – Rs.1,500), Bhoomi Residency (Tariff – Rs.1800) and Dolphin Inn (Tariff –1600).
The official language of Agra is Hindi. The other language known is Urdu.
The Important Festivals of Agra is Adoor Gajamel (February).
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Agra. Some of the places include Tāj Mahal (12kms from Adilabad) , Agra Fort (5.2 kms from Agra) Fatehpūr Sikrī, (30 kms from Agra) I'timād-Ud-Daulah ( 9 kms from Agra) Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra (12 kms from Agra) and Mankameshwar Temple(12 kms from Agra).
How to Get There
The Agra airport is located 12.5 away from the heart of the city.
There are regular express trains to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Bhopal, Indore, Kochi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Jaipur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram etc.
There are regular buses connecting to major cities in North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Hans Travels, Royal Travels and Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation(RSRTC). When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.
Muradabad district is one among seventy-one districts in Uttar Pradesh. It is located 358 km south of Lucknow. It is the second largest district with respect to population. Its brass metal handicraft is world famous with export revenues of Rs 22 billion annually. Muradabad is located at a distance of 167 km from New Delhi. Gulshan-e-Karim-Moradabad restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants providing authentic Mughlai cuisine here in Muradabad.
Places to Stay
Few budget hotel options in Muradabad are Paradise Hotel RK (Tariff- Rs. 600), Hotel Singh Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Mansarovsar Paradise (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Hotel Taj Inn (Tariff-Rs. 1400).
The languages spoken in Muradabad are Hindi, Urdu, English, Khariboli, Haryanvi, Punjabi, and Kumaoni.
Some of the prominent festivals celebrated here include Teej Festival, Basant Panchami, Navratri, Dasserra, and Dipavali. Places of Interest Muradabad is famous for Jamma Masjid a holy place of Muslims to worship. City also has a Raza Library, Kanva Ashram, Rambagh Dham, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, Sai Temple, Vidur Kuti, and Pataleshwar Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Pantnagar airport (79 km).
Muradabad has a major railway station line which connects many cities across India.
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport (UPSRTC) runs buses from major cities to towns and villages. There are private busses also available such in Volvo, AC, Non AC, and AC. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.